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This Policy applies to the recruitment of employees and appointees to other bodies where the appointee is not necessarily a Parish Councillor.

Lambourn Parish Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Documentation: All applicants will be sent:

 • A Job description

 • A Person Specification

• An Application Form

The various attributes in a Person Specification should be separated into those that are essential and those that are desirable.

Advertising a vacancy: Any vacancy will be advertised on at least one of the following:

• Parish Council website

• Parish Council Noticeboard

• Local publications

The advertisement will state:

  • The position advertised
  • The job location
  • The intended pay
  • The qualifications and experience required
  • How to apply for the job and details of the person to contact if more information is required
  • The closing date for receipt of the application form.

Applicant Responsibilities:

 • All applicants must apply for a position in writing and before the advertised closing date

• All applicants must provide evidence of work entitlement in the UK before being interviewed. The Parish Council will retain proof of work entitlement on file.

• All applicants must provide a recent employment reference upon request.

Code of Conduct Considerations: If a Councillor declares an interest in a Code of Conduct context because of the nature of his/her relationship to an individual applicant, he/she should also declare an interest in the selection process and not play any part in it.

The Interview Process:

• Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a delegated personnel sub-committee,

• No questions relating to the candidate’s age, sex, sexual orientation, race, marital status, nationality, religion or belief, disability, membership or non-membership of a trade union will be asked.

• Candidates will be informed as quickly as possible after a decision has been made.

• The successful candidate’s references will be verified by the Council upon accepting the position.

The Successful applicant: The successful applicant will receive

• An offer letter – which will include the job offer, subject to references, the job title, employment terms, the start date, any action the candidate needs to take.

• A Contract of Employment – stipulating a 6 month probationary period.

• Induction details.

Document Control Information
Document owner: Lambourn Parish Council
Version number: V2
Approval Date: 4 September 2019
Approved By: Full Council
Review cycle: Annual
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